Recreation & Region – Summer events

Cultural and
sporting events.
A first-class
mountain summer.

Would you like to listen to outstanding music in the open air or cheer along at a first-class tennis event? Enjoy the variety of cultural and sporting highlights in Gstaad and the region. An ideal change to the tranquillity in the mountains and long hikes.

    Every Tuesday: Weekly Walig Luch

    Walig Hut

    Relax, recover and rejuvenate – give yourself a little time off! 
    Every Tuesday Barbara takes you to our Walig Hut for the now legendary weekly Walig Lunch. Come prepared with good shoes, sunglasses and sun cream. Your hiking efforts will be rewarded with spectacular views, good food and great company.

    Find more information here: Weekly Walig Lunch

    «Sunday Brunch» every Sunday in July and August

    Gstaad Palace

    Time to enjoy: Every Sunday in July and August, we offer you a delicious brunch with a big buffet and delicious grilled specialities. On our cosy terrace, with a view of the Alps, we will pamper your palate – and your ears too, because there will be live traditional Swiss music. We will also be seeing to the well-being and entertainment of our youngest little guests. Please make a reservation in advance with the Maître d’Hôtel on +41 (0)33 748 50 00.

    «61st Gstaad Menuhin Festival» from 13 July to 2 September 2017


    You get to hear the great names on the classical music scene at the 61st Gstaad Menuhin Festival. The 2017 festival is presenting a pleasant symbiosis of art, humankind and nature under the motto “Pomp in Music”. Are you curious? You can purchase tickets for this from 1 February.

    «Polo Gold Cup» from 17 to 20 August 2017


    The international Polo Gold Cup Tournament in Gstaad is a real crowd puller: the “royal” game impresses time and time again year after year with top players. Follow the tough battles for coveted world ranking points from 17 to 20 August 2017.

    «Der Bergkönig - Vintage Cycling Festival» on 26 and 27 August 2017


    Be there, at Switzerland’s first Vintage Cycling Festival! Only classic bicycles built in or before 1986 are allowed. Their riders will face the legendary challenge of Swiss mountain roads. Here you can experience not only exciting races and gorgeous panoramic views of the Alps, but also a colourful market for everything to do with classic bikes in the village centre of Gstaad. Have fun!

    «Gstaad Züglete» on 2 September 2017


    On Saturday 2 September 2017, you can experience an authentic Swiss “Züglete” procession in Gstaad. Farmers and cattle come from the alp and – after a few hours of walking – enter the promenade of Gstaad. You can also expect market stands, presentations and tastings, and there is a lot for the children to discover too! Don’t miss this authentic event. Incidentally, the Gstaad Züglete takes place whatever the weather conditions.

    «Country Night Gstaad» on 8 and 9 September 2017


    Do you love country music? Then you should come to us on 8 and 9 September 2017! This year, Mark Chesnutt and Rhonda Vincent will be appearing at Country Night Gstaad under the slogan “Back to the roots!” Do you want to be there at Europe’s leading country event? We will be very happy to book tickets for our guests!

    «Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series – Gstaad Major 2018» from 10 to 15 July 2018


    The world’s best volleyball teams are showing off their skills for the 19th time in the middle of Gstaad. Enjoy the unique beach mood in the middle of the Swiss Alps from 10 to 15 July 2018 at the “Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series”. Exciting matches and hot rhythms await you!

    «Ladies Championship Gstaad – WTA Tournament» from 14 to 22 July 2018


    Be there at the new ladies clay court tournament in Gstaad. Great names in ladies tennis, such as Margaret Smith Court, already played here from 1917 to 1983. This long tradition is now being continued. Have fun at the "Ladies Championship Gstaad – WTA Tournament" from 14 to 22 July 2018!

    «J. Safra Sarasin Swiss Open Gstaad» from 21 to 29 July 2018


    The J. Safra Sarasin Swiss Open Gstaad is the most famous clay court tournament in Switzerland. Tennis’ elite has been battling to win the tournament in Gstaad since 1915. Be there at this first-class event to!

    «Swiss National Day» on 1 August 2018

    Gstaad Palace

    Celebrate Swiss National Day with us. The Scherz family invites you to an aperitif on Tuesday 1 August from 19.30. In addition, the group Henchoz will be playing traditional Swiss music. Afterwards there will be delicious Swiss and international specialities at the buffet. The spectacular firework display is another highlight. Then finish the evening in our lobby bar and in the nightclub GreenGo.

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    And if you’re travelling to Gstaad in the winter then there is also a broad selection of events.